[CentOS] CentOS 5.8 update

Thu Mar 8 16:44:13 UTC 2012
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 03/08/2012 06:44 AM, Rainer Traut wrote:
> Am 08.03.2012 12:33, schrieb Johnny Hughes:
>> On 03/08/2012 02:48 AM, Sorin Srbu wrote:
>>> Another smooth update. Thanks CentOS-team!
>> Thanks!  Lots of very hard work by the QA team.
>> Everyone needs to look at their /var/log/messages if they have an SAS
>> hard drive.
>> This is a very big (and potentially dangerous) problem:
>> http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=5575
> I can only second the warning about 5.8.
> Apart from running kvm and virtio drivers in guest ceasing disk io:
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/rhelv5-list/2012-March/msg00017.html

I have seen that KVM issue with virtio drives happen two times with the
same CentOS-5.8 guest on a 5.8 host ... they happened about 48 hours
apart.  I have upgraded the host machine (and the guest) to the latest
5.8 kernel (kernel-2.6.18-308.1.1.el5.x86_64).  I will post here if the
issue recurs.

> we are seeing problems with NFS server crashing on 5.8.
> Redhat has released a new kernel 2.6.18-308.1.1 yesterday, but I have 
> not had the time to test this yet.

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